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Happy Eccentric Birthday Salvador Dali!

Posted in ART, ART VIDEOS, ARTISTS BIRTHDAYS, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 11, 2020 by echostains

 

Today is the birthday of the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989)  As I have already written a post about the artist (here) I thought it might be fun to take a look at the personality of Dali the man – the fun bits.   This video I think shows the artist’s very individuality.  Dali illustrates that he is all things to all people (and especially to himself) as he struggles slightly to understand the English language    There is also a childishness, a naivity which I find very charming about the artist.  I suspect that under all the bluster there may have been a rather shy, quiet person.

Dali is one of those people who can be unintentionally funny – though sometimes you are not quite sure what he intends (he was after all a surrealist so strange behaviour is almost compulsory)  The advertisers certainly got their money’s worth from the dramatic Dali in this short advertisement.  Who knew eating chocolate could be such a surreal experience ūüėÄ

The last video shows some of the prolific Dali’s paintings. Where did all the eccentric artists go?  There doesn’t seem to be any to measure up to Dali the man, for his sense of humour, his talent and his bizarre way of looking at things.  What a great artist and character he was!

 

Thanks to  and   and  for the videos!

Happy Birthday Salvador Dali – eccentric individualist

Posted in ART, ART VIDEOS, ARTISTS BIRTHDAYS with tags , , , on May 11, 2011 by echostains

Today is the birthday of the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989)¬† As I have already written a post about the artist (here) I thought it might be fun to take a look at the personality of Dali the man¬†– the fun bits.¬†¬† This video¬†I think shows the artist’s very¬†individuality.¬† Dali illustrates that he is all things to all people (and especially to himself) as he struggles slightly to understand the English language¬†¬†¬† There is also a childishness, a naivity which I find very charming about the artist.¬† I suspect that under all the bluster there may have been a rather shy, quiet person.

Dali¬†is one of those people who can be¬†unintentionally funny – though sometimes you are not quite sure what he intends (he¬†was after all a surrealist so strange behaviour is almost compulsory)¬† The advertisers certainly got their money’s worth from the dramatic Dali in this short advertisement.¬† Who knew eating chocolate could be such a surreal experience ūüėÄ

The last video shows some of the prolific Dali’s paintings.¬†Where did all the eccentric artists go?¬† There doesn’t seem to be any to measure up to Dali the man, for his sense of humour, his talent and his bizarre way of looking at things.¬† What a great artist and character he was!

 

Thanks to  and   and  for the videos!

‚ÄėAngels of Anarchy‚Äô Women Surrealists Exhibition

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, exhibitions with tags , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2009 by echostains

Just a short post today.¬† I have had a lovely day out in Manchester.¬† A bit of shopping, a lovely meal and an art exhibition.¬† The¬† exhibtion at the City Art Gallery is called ‘Angels of Anarchy’ Women artists and Surrealism, and what a great exhibition it was! I made quite a few notes, and shall be writing about it tomorrow.

Leonora Fini.  This painting is just one of many of the pieces  at The Angels of Anarchy exhibition

Leonora Fini. This painting is just one of many of the pieces at The Angels of Anarchy exhibition

Amongst the artists featured are Leonora Carrington, Leonora Fini, Claude Cahun, Frida Kahlo, and Eileen Agar, Dorothea Tanning…and that’s just for starters!

Francesca Woodmans 'On being an Angel'

Francesca Woodmans 'On being an Angel'

For more information about this exhibition see HERE

Continued tomorrow